MTECH FOR SANHEALTH: MOBILE APPLICATION STRATEGIES FOR TRACKING AND MAINTAINING SANITATION FACILITIES (PUBLIC TOILET SYSTEMS) IN DEVELOPING COUNTIRES | Sanitation Hackathon

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MTECH FOR SANHEALTH: MOBILE APPLICATION STRATEGIES FOR TRACKING AND MAINTAINING SANITATION FACILITIES (PUBLIC TOILET SYSTEMS) IN DEVELOPING COUNTIRES

Short Description 

 

mTech for San Health uses mobile technology powered by web applications & USSD for tracking and maintaining sanitation facilities 

Project Description 

 

mTech for San Health uses mobile technology powered by web applications & USSD for tracking and maintaining sanitation facilities in developing countries. Its Key objectives are;

—  To build a mobile enabled application to support and improve the status of communal sanitation facilities.

—  To track and collect data for latrine maintenance and installation for better and efficient sanitation facilities

—  To gather evidence based data, follow a consumer driven and community led approach to engage the government, key stakeholders and investors towards better sanitation facilities and increased services

 

Scalability of the model: This demonstration project will be initially piloted in Mumbai city, India. This will be a free to use downloadable application. The initial role will target the Mumbai city population for purposes of assessing the applicability of the App. This however will not stop other users in India from accessing and using the App. The App restriction will mainly focus on data management for Mumbai City authorities. Depending on the outcomes, then proposals for adaptability for other cities will be made for scalability. The success of this model will be replicated in other metropolitan area in India, i.e. Delhi, Kolkata, Bangalore, Chennai and Gujarat. The goal is to make the App a self-propagating scalability model.

The Mobile Technology: {APP challenge}

 “mSanitation” – is a mobile enabled web App that will be complimented with a USSD version. The focus of the App is to empower users of communal or public toilets to share information about the status of the public facilities on a number of issues from cleanliness to infrastructure related ones.  

Although the adoption of smartphones (Android, iPhones, Blackberry, Windows Phone) is rapidly growing in third world countries like India, majority of the population still own older feature phones. To support as many people as possible, we will be creating two mobile solutions. One is an SMS application that allows users to report issues as well as report issues fixed via SMS. The second solution will feature a rich mapping feature to show locations of nearby toilets, their conditions, as well as the ability to report issues and report fixed issues. Both solutions will be reporting to the same backend infrastructure that will store and manage the data for all of the toilets as well as their conditions.

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